The principle intention for this group is to provide a private "art facilitator's lounge" where we can support one another peer-to-peer.
My name is Shelley Klammer. I am a REACE (Registered Expressive Art Consultant and Educator) with the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association and I am an avid encourager of Expressive Arts Facilitators of all backgrounds and walks of life.
I created this Facebook support group to facilitate the encouragement and cross-pollination of peers from all stages and backgrounds of practice in expressive arts facilitation.
No Self-Promotion or Teaching
This is a peer sharing support group. This is not a group for student/client recruitment for your own business. Please do not advertise or teach about your arts, therapy, conference and coaching programs to members in our main support group feed. All self-promotional posts will not be approved.
Please contain all business advertisements, free and paid self-promotional materials, FB Pages, within relevant conversation threads, and on the monthly bulletin board.
I post up regular Monday Art Facilitator features so you will likely be featured in the main feed if you post regularly in the bulletin board.
This not a forum for designation debates and competency questioning. All comments of this nature will be removed.
Group Support for Your Arts Facilitation Practice
This peer learning group is for expressive arts facilitators of all backgrounds and experiences. I warmly invite arts facilitators to share knowledge and experiences in a way that is encouraging and inclusive.
Contributing vs. Selling: I invite you to participate in the daily conversations, and you are welcome to share your art programs, services, products and links in the comments section if they relate to the topic of conversation.
Monthly Expressive Arts Bulletin Board: You are welcome to advertise your trainings, teachings workshops, conferences, books, groups and online courses on the monthly bulletin board in the comments section as much as you like.
Please facilitate peer-to-peer sharing by posting:
1. Photos of your arts programs (with your participants' written permission) and arts directives along with a few words about your facilitation process.
2. Questions to the group about how to better facilitate your art program.
3. The process of how you market, name and structure your workshops.
4. Recommendations as related to the enrichment of your arts facilitation practice.
6. Support related to facilitation ethics, group safety, group dynamics, confidentiality etc.
7. Please share posts only related to expressive arts facilitation.
8. Celebrations of your successes and wins related to your expressive arts facilitation practice.
*This is a peer-to-peer sharing group. Please do not teach to the group or share via your "FB Like Page" in the main feed.
I wrote this article to delineate the difference between expressive arts facilitation and art therapy - as this debate is not the purpose of our support group.
This is a non-hierarchical support group for expressive arts facilitators to share ideas and encourage one another. Posts that monitor the other facilitators in this group will be removed.
For more answers to your questions please read my blog post called Differences Between Expressive Arts Facilitation and Art Therapy. Click HERE to read.
I specialize in supporting people newly learning about the expressive/intuitive arts, who are seeking to self-heal through the creative process, and perhaps will eventually want to facilitate art processes for others. I have written a letter of love and encouragement to new expressive artists and art facilitators:
I had the pleasure of chatting with Alison Palmer about teaching from the heart.